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Canary Wharf is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks.


Canary Wharf was the site of cargo warehouses that served the docks based in London E14, taking its name from sea trade with the Canary Islands. The docks were, as recently as 1961, the busiest in the world but fell into declie after containerisation.

The project to revitalise eight square miles of derelict London docks began in 1981 with the establishment of the London Docklands Development Corporation. At first, redevelopment was focused on light industrial schemes and Canary Wharf’s largest occupier was Limehouse Studios, a TV production company.

In 1984, Michael von Clem, head of the investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston, was visiting the Docklands looking for a site for a client’s food processing plant and noticed that there was empty land. Thinking of relocating City of London offices, von Clem contacted his opposite number at Morgan Stanley who said that a large scheme with critical mass would be necessary. It was also agreed that a new Tube line would be required to make the scheme viable.

Canadian developer Olympia and York bought the project idea. Critically, Olympia and York agreed to meet 50% of the proposed cost of an extension to the Jubilee Line. Construction of Canary Wharf began in 1988 with phase one completed in 1992.

The property market collapsed in the early 1990s. Tenant demand evaporated and the Jubilee Line work had not started as Olympia & York collapsed. The scheme went into administration. For a while it seemed that Canary Wharf would be a white elephant, accessible only by the Docklands Light Railway.

In December 1995, an international consortium backed by the former owners of Olympia & York bought the scheme. At this time its working population was around 13 000 and over half the office space was empty. Probably the critical event in the recovery of Canary Wharf was the much-delayed start of work on the Jubilee Line, which the government wanted ready for the Millennium celebrations. From this point, potential tenants began to see Canary Wharf as a alternative to traditional office locations. The remaining phases were completed and new phases were built.

Canary Wharf is now very successful with tenants including major banks and news media firms. Jubilee Place opened as a shopping mall in 2004.

The immediate impact of Canary Wharf was to raise land values in the surrounding area.

Canary Wharf is now connected to central London via the Canary Wharf DLR station, opened in 1991, and the extension of the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf tube station, opened in 2000. A river boat service from Canary Waterside connects Canary Wharf to the City of London and Greenwich.


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THE STREETS OF CANARY WHARF
Adams Place, E14 Adams Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Arnhem Place, E14 Arnhem Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Bellamy Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Bellmouth Passage, E14 Bellmouth Passage is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bellmouth Promenade West, E14 Bellmouth Promenade West is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bellmouth Walk, E14 Bellmouth Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Boardwalk Place, E14 Boardwalk Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Boardwalk, SE21 Boardwalk is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Bosun Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Bridge House Quay, E14 Bridge House Quay is a road in the E14 postcode area
Broadway Walk, E14 Broadway Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Burrells Wharf Square, E14 Burrells Wharf Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Byng Street, E14 Byng Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cabot Place East, E14 Cabot Place East is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place West, E14 Cabot Place West is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place, E14 Cabot Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Square, E14 Cabot Square is one of the central squares of the Canary Wharf Development.
Cahir Street, E14 Cahir Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Canada Place, E14 Canada Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Canada Square, E14 Canada Square is a public square at Canary Wharf.
Canary Wharf, E14 Canary Wharf is a location rather than a road but one which has addresses assigned to it.
Caravel Close, E14 Caravel Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cartier Circle, E14 Cartier Circle is a road in the E14 postcode area
Chancellor Passage, E14 Chancellor Passage is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Chandlers Mews, E14 Chandlers Mews is a road in the E14 postcode area
Churchill Place, E14 Churchill Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Claire Place, E14 Claire Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Coldharbour, E14 Coldharbour is a road in the E14 postcode area
Colombus Courtyard, E14 Colombus Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Colonnade, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Columbus Courtyard, E14 Columbus Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Crossrail Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Crossrail Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
East India Dock Road Tunnel, E14 East India Dock Road Tunnel is a road in the E14 postcode area
Fishermans Place, W4 Fishermans Place is a road in the W4 postcode area
Fishermans Walk, E14 Fishermans Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
George Street, E14 George Street was probably named after a member of the Batson family.
Havannah Street, E14 Havannah Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Hutching’s Street, E14 Hutching’s Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hutchings Street, E14 A street within the postcode
Hymek Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Janet Street, E14 Janet Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Jessops Square, E14 Jessops Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Jubilee Place, E14 Jubilee Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Knighthead Point, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Lancaster Drive, E14 Lancaster Drive is a road in the E14 postcode area
Landon Walk, E14 Landon Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Landons Close, E14 Landons Close is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Lovegrove Walk, E14 Lovegrove Walk is a road in the E14 postcode area
Mackenzie Walk, E14 Mackenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Maclenzie Walk, E14 Maclenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Malabar Street, E14 Malabar Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Manilla Street, E14 Manilla Street was originally Alfred Street, renamed in 1875.
Mercator Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Millwall Dock Road, E14 Millwall Dock Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Moiety Road, E14 Moiety Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Montgomery Square, E14 Montgomery Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Montgomery Street, E14 Montgomery Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Myers Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Nash Court, E14 Nash Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
North Colonnade, E14 North Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
North Quay Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Omega Close, E14 Omega Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Park Pavilion, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Park Place, E14 Park Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Park Row, E14 Park Row is a road in the E14 postcode area
Preston’s Road, E14 This is a street in the E14 postcode area
Raleana Road, E14 Raleana Road is a road in the E14 postcode area
Reuters Plaza, E14 Reuters Plaza is a road in the E14 postcode area
Simpsons Road, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
South Colonnade, E14 South Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
St. Lukes Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Starboard Way, E14 Starboard Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Strafford Street, E14 Strafford Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
The Gate House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
The Quarterdeck, E14 The Quarterdeck is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
The South Colonnade, E14 The South Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Third Space 16-19 Canada Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Tiller Road, E14 Tiller Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Tobago Street, E14 Tobago Street was formerly called both Cross Street and Marsh Street.
Topmast Point, E14 Topmast Point is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Tower Hamlets, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Trafalgar Way, E14 Trafalgar Way is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Transom Square, E14 Transom Square is a road in the E14 postcode area
Unit 1/2 Churchill Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Upper Bank Street, E14 Upper Bank Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
West India Avenue, E14 West India Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
West India Docks, E14 West India Docks is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Westferry Circus, E14 Westferry Circus is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Westferry Promenade, E14 Westferry Promenade is a road in the E14 postcode area
Westferry Road, E14 Westferry Road was the road from Limehouse to the Greenwich Ferry.
Wren Landing, E14 Wren Landing is a road in the E14 postcode area
Yabsley Street, E14 Yabsley Street was a rebuilt Russell Street which had existed before the Blackwall Tunnell was built.



Brian Bigwood
Brian Bigwood   
Added: 27 Mar 2018 14:53 GMT   
IP: 79.73.72.51
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Post by Brian Bigwood: Odessa Street, SE16

My mother Doris Bigwood and her family lived in Odessa Street until they were bombed out and moved to Sidcup. My grandfather worked as lighterman in the local docks and was named Walter Edward Bigwood. I believe there were 13 children and their motherâ??s surname was Hunt.
I would love to know if anyone is related or even knew the family. If so, please get in touch.

Sandy Tarrant
Sandy Tarrant   
Added: 16 Nov 2017 06:03 GMT   
IP: 60.225.230.107
2:2:85
Post by Sandy Tarrant: Monier Road, E3

My grandparents, James Isaac and Mary Ann Johnson ran a grocer’s shop at 122 Monier Road, Bow from the early 1900s to about 1935 or so.

Dawn Greene
Dawn Greene    
Added: 24 Aug 2017 13:08 GMT   
IP: 90.192.14.114
2:3:85
My dads family lived here in 1911 maybe before still checking that out the name was Emily Gladding lived at 22 Emily Street then she married George Cassilllo y

VIEW THE CANARY WHARF AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1750 map does not display.

VIEW THE CANARY WHARF AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1800 map does not display.

VIEW THE CANARY WHARF AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1830 map does not display.

VIEW THE CANARY WHARF AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
Outside these bounds, the 1860 map does not display.

VIEW THE CANARY WHARF AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks.

Canary Wharf was the site of cargo warehouses that served the docks based in London E14, taking its name from sea trade with the Canary Islands. The docks were, as recently as 1961, the busiest in the world but fell into declie after containerisation.

The project to revitalise eight square miles of derelict London docks began in 1981 with the establishment of the London Docklands Development Corporation. At first, redevelopment was focused on light industrial schemes and Canary Wharf’s largest occupier was Limehouse Studios, a TV production company.

In 1984, Michael von Clem, head of the investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston, was visiting the Docklands looking for a site for a client’s food processing plant and noticed that there was empty land. Thinking of relocating City of London offices, von Clem contacted his opposite number at Morgan Stanley who said that a large scheme with critical mass would be necessary. It was also agreed that a new Tube line would be required to make the scheme viable.

Canadian developer Olympia and York bought the project idea. Critically, Olympia and York agreed to meet 50% of the proposed cost of an extension to the Jubilee Line. Construction of Canary Wharf began in 1988 with phase one completed in 1992.

The property market collapsed in the early 1990s. Tenant demand evaporated and the Jubilee Line work had not started as Olympia & York collapsed. The scheme went into administration. For a while it seemed that Canary Wharf would be a white elephant, accessible only by the Docklands Light Railway.

In December 1995, an international consortium backed by the former owners of Olympia & York bought the scheme. At this time its working population was around 13 000 and over half the office space was empty. Probably the critical event in the recovery of Canary Wharf was the much-delayed start of work on the Jubilee Line, which the government wanted ready for the Millennium celebrations. From this point, potential tenants began to see Canary Wharf as a alternative to traditional office locations. The remaining phases were completed and new phases were built.

Canary Wharf is now very successful with tenants including major banks and news media firms. Jubilee Place opened as a shopping mall in 2004.

The immediate impact of Canary Wharf was to raise land values in the surrounding area.

Canary Wharf is now connected to central London via the Canary Wharf DLR station, opened in 1991, and the extension of the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf tube station, opened in 2000. A river boat service from Canary Waterside connects Canary Wharf to the City of London and Greenwich.
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